Today, the lovely Queen of Cups has made an appearance, though the suit is referred to as Chalices in this deck.
She peers down a well, perhaps making a wish on a coin. This idea is is further emphasized for me by the clarifying card I drew -
The Four of Wands. This little girl is about to make her birthday wish as she blows out the candles. It's funny how when we are children, our wishes are large and expansive, and that seems like just the beginning, but we start to censor ourselves and our desires as we age.
I wonder why we are afraid to trust in our dreams anymore. Could it be the pain of disappointment is so hard to face that we choose a life devoid of magic rather than face the pain of believing yet not receiving?
I generally see the Four of Wands as a very complete card, quite joyful and happy. I have the distinct impression these cards are telling me today that the path to my security and joy is down a more fanciful route than I tend to imagine for myself. I am an ever-practical Taurus, but what if it is okay for me to let my fanciful desires decide what comes next for me?
What would I do if there were no fear?
The shadow card was the Seven of Swords. The figure in the card stands on a wind swept field, watching the birds take off to follow their destiny, while he waits. I get a feeling of melancholy from the card, of desire chained in the name of what-I-should-do.
This is the time to let love and light, and effervescent faith, make my choices, and to banish fear and doubt to the dark corner they would put me, if I let them.
These cards are from the Heart Tarot by Maria Distefano for Lo Scarabeo.
I am not a visual artist. The creators of the decks I use are. I try very hard to give proper credit to the artist when I use an image.
My most oft used deck on this blog is the Deviant Moon Tarot, created by Patrick Valenza and published by U.S. Games Systems, Incorporated. Check out his site to buy some fantastic Deviant Moon stuff, or a deck of your own!
A lovely, but digital only, Rider Waite Smith clone deck is the Aquatic by Andreas Schroter. You are allowed to downlaod and use the images.
They also make me tell you that readings are for entertainment purposes only. I'll tell you on my own that if you change your life based on a few cards something is not right there.
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“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” ~Ashley Smith~
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~Rumi~
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.” ~Marianne Williamson~
“Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.” ~Kahlil Gibran~
"First you jump off the cliff and you build wings on the way down." ~Ray Bradbury~
“If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” ~C.S. Lewis~
"Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love." ~Rainer Maria Rilke~